Saturday, December 29, 2012

What do you call this lull time between festivities ~ Crimbo Limbo? New Year's Eve-Eve? Surely our ancestors knew a name for this cusp between solstice fires and emergent new light which could touch the heart more than Sales start now... It's been a good time, though, for missed catch-ups, squelchy walks in flooded fields, and screen-slouching. Life of Pi is perfect: fabulous visuals and stupendous technical effects. If you've read the book you'll know the resolution is more enigmatic & the role of God(s) more complex, but the movie doesn't entirely smooth out the multilayered allegories or over-glamorise the central truth that, as TS Eliot said, Humankind cannot bear very much reality.

Time for another year now... go well, and may your tigers go with you.
As TS Eliot also said:
"For last year's words belong to last year's language, and next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning."

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